Eliminate Pesticides Transition from dangerous toxic contaminates to organic or natural treatments.
Landscape with Native Plants Plant flower and plant species that are best for the sun, soil and water conditions in our area and that can best support our pollinator population.
Remove Invasive Species Not native to our area, invasive plants crowd out beneficial plants, reducing diversity and destroying wildlife. Removing them—or, at least, controlling their worst effects—is essential to restoring the health of our landscape.
Mow Grass Less By letting grass grow longer, the roots become stronger and go deeper, making your lawn less vulnerable to pests and invasive diseases and plants. This Spring ask your landscaper to mow your lawn every other week instead of every week or even skip the month of May to help strengthen your grass for the season.
Eliminate Use of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers By kicking organic debris, fungus, and animal excrement into the air, leaf blowers increase respiratory diseases in residents and workers. Instead, by letting spring blossoms and other yard debris naturally decompose in your yard, you’ll add nutrients to the soil, improve its structure so roots can grow deep, and reduce the climate-changing pollution associated with gas-powered yard care equipment and transporting debris off-site.
Mulch some or all your leaves Use mulch to help retain moisture and add nutrients to your garden beds. It doesn't have to look messy if you have it done properly!